Cutting Machine Embroidery Applique in Silhouette & Editing an Open Path

  Recently, we had a big weekend snow (big for Northern VA), and we were all cozy at home!  It’s no secret that I love machine embroidery — but just don’t often get the time.   But, with Valentines approaching & 5 precious grandchildren, it was the right time for embroidery!  So, today I’m sharing a few of the things I made & how I cut my machine embroidery appliqué on my Silhouette Cameo!  This is the whole reason I {Read More}

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Glass Etching Tips & Tricks

Happy New Year!  I hope that each of you had a wonderful holiday!!  Ours was awesome — hectic with all of the church and family activities — and 5 precious grand children – -but wonderful!  So thankful!  But, now I am ready to jump into 2019 — and one of my goals this year is to share more regular tutorials on the blog.  So, today’s post will share with you some of the ways you can be successful with glass {Read More}

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All Things Silhouette – June 8-9, 2019

I am so excited to finally be able to share the dates with  you  — June 8-9, 2019 for our 8th All Things Silhouette Conference.   This will, once again, be held in Peachtree City, GA — just outside Atlanta. We have listened to all of your feedback & have added many new classes this year!  Here are a few of the new classes being added — but it certainly isn’t all of them!!!  More will be shared as we {Read More}

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Silhouette Advent Calendar with the PixScan Mat

I love the idea of using Advent Calendars – especially with my grandchildren.   But, I usually thing about it somewhere between Thanksgiving and December 3rd, and by then – its just too late.   But, this year, I’ve been inspired by the Silhouette Advent Calendar!   Last year, it was only available with the Portrait 2 Bundle, and people were asking for it by itself.  So, this year, Silhouette America has made it available by alone.   Normally, it {Read More}

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Layering Multiple Colors of Vinyl with Cut By Fill

Layering multiple colors of adhesive vinyl can be challenging, when trying to line it up correctly — But no more!!   Using registration marks & the “Cut by Fill” function in Silhouette Studio, you can layer multiple colors perfectly every time!   The Cut by Fill  function is available in all editions of Silhouette Studio. I love Summer & July 4th — so I wanted to decorate this drink bin for the holiday!   Using Designs from the Silhouette Design {Read More}

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Sewing with Silhouette – part 3 – Cutting Machine Embroidery Appliqué

“How do I cut Machine Embroidery Appliqué designs on the Silhouette Cameo” is probably the most asked question I receive.  Machine embroidery has become more & more popular, and more & more affordable.  Many of our cut file designers are also featuring Embroidery designs – -and many Embroidery designers are featuring cut files!  So, its a win-win.  Today’s Embroidery design comes from an embroidery/applique bundle at So Fontsy. I have discussed at length how to stabilize & pre-treat the fabric in {Read More}

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Free Easter Silhouette Print & Cut File

  I love Easter!  And its so early this year, it sorta snuck up on me!  So, I just wanted to share this free Easter Cut File with you today.   It is a Print & Cut design, and perfect for stickers, printable vinyl, heat transfer t-shirt paper, or even the Silhouette Printable Magnet Paper — which is what I’ve used it for.  I made some cute little Easter magnets to decorate my frig!   Using your Silhouette for Print {Read More}

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Working with Dingbat Fonts & Free Christmas Cut File

  Today is a “twofer” (as my Daddy used to say) – -which means you get 2 things for one blog post!   I have a video to share with you how to work with Dingbat fonts in Silhouette Studio!   I love Dingbat fonts & if you are purchasing these — they are a great value, as you get a whole bunch of designs in one font!  You can use them whether or not you own Designer Edition — {Read More}

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Which Studio Software Version Do I Really Need?? (and Bonus video tutorials!)

With all of the Silhouette Studio Software being 50% off for the Black Friday sales — there has been a lot of confusion about what each version contains & what people need!    Silhouette America actually has an awesome chart that compares all of the versions & what they contain.  Its just kinda hidden on their website & hard to find.  So, I thought I would share that with you today. There are 4 levels of Silhouette Studio Software — {Read More}

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Using Purchased Fonts & Graphics In Silhouette Studio and FREE Cut File

If you’re like me, you see all of the beautiful font and graphics bundles being offered these days & you love them!!  And like me, you buy them!!   But, after downloading I’m often wondering what to do with them.  Recently, someone said to me — “I would buy these if I knew what to do with them.”   Today I want to share a little Valentine project that I’ve created in Silhouette Studio, using the  Valentines Design Bundle from Design Bundles.  20 {Read More}

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